All the assignments in the course will lead to the creation of the final project which will be a research paper that is a review of the scholarly literature about the topic. This will be identified in the course assignments as the final draft and final paper. For this first written assignment, you will be explaining the topic you are going to explore and investigate. The topic should pertain to an issue or problem in the field of education.
State your topic using this template:
The Impact of _____________ on ____________.
(Example: The Impact of Parental Involvement on Young Children’s Academic Achievement).
This will be the title of the final paper.
This assignment must be 750-1,000 words. There must be a title page at the beginning of the
paper and a reference page at the end of the paper. A minimum of five recent scholarly
references must be cited in the body of the paper and the full citation for each of these will be on
the reference page.
The title page must be the APA 7 professional version of the title page. Scholarly references used
in this class must be peer reviewed journal articles, published professional books, and
information from scholarly, professional websites. The Jerry Falwell Library (JFL) will be the
best source to use in locating peer reviewed journal articles and professional books. You are to
include an in-text citation when you refer to, summarize, paraphrase, or quote from another
source. For every in-text citation in your paper, there must be a corresponding entry in your
You may use more than five references because you will be looking at the literature to explore
your topic to analyze the most recent information and research that has been published about the
topic. All five required references should be recent. This means that they should be published in
the past five years. If you use additional references, they should not be over 10 years old.
The topic you select should be one that you are very interested in finding out more about because
this will be the focus of the paper and all the other parts of the paper will be centered on this
The paper must be written in 3rd person. No first-person pronouns should be used in the paper
and do not refer to yourself in any section of the paper. Research papers must have a formal,
The headings and information that you will explain under each heading are explained below.